Over forty people from the annual Starlight camp meeting at Stedham, attended the White Eagle Family Gathering on Sunday 4th August at New Lands. The theme was so very relevant for our concerns today: ‘Living in Harmony with the Earth’.
We explored the Native American Medicine Wheel with its spiritual connection to White Eagle’s teaching, and how as they lived in harmony with nature, so can we.
The Temple looked splendid, decorated with animals, symbols, coloured cloths and a huge crystal. People played various instruments to accompany the song ‘Angels of the Elements’ and some danced. There was a talk on animal essences, a story, a meditation on an Earth-healing theme, and then we sang a native American chant as we processed outside.
It was a very memorable and uplifting occasion.
White Eagle brings healers to Trew Fields festival
Pauline says: 'In June last year a good friend of mine asked me to go with her to a festival. It’s quite a few years since I donned the glitter but I thought why not? On enquiring where the festival was and who was running it my friend Luzita said ‘It’s a cancer festival near Guildford.’ A cancer festival!! That sounds like the least fun anyone could have. But knowing that Luzita was on her own wellness journey with cancer and feeling intrigued I agreed and got my bags packed.
Trew Fields is the vision of Sophie Trew. Sophie was diagnosed with blood cancer at the age of 23 and this festival is her way of helping people who are in the same situation she found herself in. The narrative around cancer is steeped in fear and treatment choices are limited. Sophie wanted to educate, support and break the taboo. She says: ‘Trew Fields was born out of a dream to bring together the people who inspired me in my recovery and a like-minded community in a context where we can share stories, exchange wisdom, have fun and build an empowered education movement. Above all its about hope, which is often lacking.’ It has become more than that, a ‘restival’ for people affected by cancer and others who are looking for holistic ways of staying healthy and dealing with what life throws at them.
The 2018 festival was very special, I spent time with some amazing people and learnt so much. I also had a tremendous amount of fun, the music was excellent, the vegan food was wonderfully healthy and delicious and the sun blessed us.
On the way home Luzita suggested that it would be a good idea to have a free healing space at the festival. I decided there and then that I would try to facilitate a White Eagle Healing Space at Trew Fields 2019. I’ve received great support from the Lodge. Jan de Vulder, Head of Contact Healing, arranged for us to have funding for a space and contacted healers to see if they could attend the event.
There have been a number of inspiring talks, courses and day retreats happening around the regions lately, on such subjects as ‘Pythagoras’, ‘Prayer’, ‘Healing and The Power of Thought’, ‘Perspectives on Healing’, ‘Aging in the context of White Eagle’s teaching’, ‘White Eagle and St John, and ‘Facilitating’. And taking place in Leeds, Bristol, London, the South East, Wales and here at New Lands. The White Eagle Teaching is broad and encompasses many facets of life and living, both here on Earth and in those higher realms of consciousness. Rozita Hansen, our deputy Lodge Mother, recently ran a retreat entitled ‘Love One Another – the art of relationship’. This is fundamental in the White Eagle teaching and is at the root of all the interesting themes we offer.
New Temple Design Picked for Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition
It's great news that a section of our new temple design has been selected by the Royal Academy of Arts to feature in its annual Summer Exhibition.
The model for the dome of the new temple - which was exhibited at the open event on Saturday 18th May – fits nicely in to the Royal Academy’s theme this year, which focuses on sustainability and the environment.
The new temple complex will benefit from natural materials including chalky brick and sustainable timber, selected both for their gravitas (brick) and their symbolic expression (timber).
Our UK communications officer, Tom Taplin says: 'The whole design is beautiful, but I can see why the Royal Academy has chosen the curved dome section specifically, because not only does it evoke a sense of calm and fluidity, but it contributes to the overall sustainable design elements of the new complex and that is really important to us.'
According to its designers, James Gorst Architects, the new buildings will embody the built history of Hampshire: the brickwork with its chalky lime mortar, references the county’s underlying chalk geology, whilst the timber frame reflects the extensive woodland of the South Downs National Park.
A White Eagle thought for August
‘Many interesting things you can listen to, but remember, what matters is the practise of the Presence of God in your hearts and in your lives. This is the way to all knowledge.’
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Over half those who follow the page are from outside the UK with countries as diverse as Nigeria, Egypt and Japan well represented.
Because of its popularity we now post twice weekly. On Friday there is a thoughtful extended White Eagle quotation and many friends like to share this on their own Facebook page, so it is a lovely way to help spread White Eagle’s teaching and wisdom.
On Monday mornings we share an evocative reflection by one of the team at New Lands or in London (usually this is Jeremy Hayward) and this brings plentiful engagement from readers.Every post is accompanied by a photograph of the natural world at New Lands so we keep homely local colour as well as extending around the world!
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In this issue, the White Eagle teaching on God's Proof, Not Man's and The Feast of St Michael and all Angels. Also, articles on 'White Eagle as a Teacher of How to Think', 'The Intuitive Level of Consciousness' and further teaching, articles, poems, meditations and Readers Letters.
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